Traffic Stops & Daily Rights Violations

There are more than 40,000 civil rights violations at traffic stops each year...that are known, and many more unknown because the victims did not make the matter known. These civil rights violations do not get the attention given to high profile civil rights violations that result in deaths, but they are still violations of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution.

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Civil societies require structure, given human nature, and over the centuries that structure has evolved into laws, police, courts and jails. When used properly, these are reasonable tools to protect your life, your liberty and your pursuit of happiness.

In America, law and law enforcement must respect our civil rights written in the Bill of Rights. Sometimes violations of those rights occur, and all of us must be honest about those violations, and for those violations there must be justice.

However, there are far too many examples of rights violations without justice. We need to fix those imperfections on our streets and in our courts. Consider how the 4th Amendment civil right protection above should have governed these interactions between citizens and police officers.

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These stories are signs of a problem. While most officers respect civil rights, some do not, and the justice system has created sham protections for officers who abuse citizens and violate Constitutional civil rights of citizens. We need to fix the imperfections on our streets, and we must have truth and justice in our courts to restore the Constitutional principles on which America was founded. It can be done, and it must be done.

Violation of civil rights without justice begets ill will & unrest.

Respect begets respect.

 

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